I have been meaning for a couple of days to post here with a pointer to the recently announced (publicly available,free download) of the Lotus Symphony beta release. Symphony provides applications for the creation and manipulation of documents, presentations and spreadsheets and supports the Open Document Format (ODF) . There are also import filters for many other formats. It is supported on both Windows (XP and Vista) and on Linux. I downloaded the code last night and have been playing with it today. All of my existing ODF format documents seem to work just fine and I was very pleased to see the broad selections of presentation templates that get installed as part of the package. Congratulations to my Lotus colleagues who worked so hard to deliver these productivity applications.